A Crown Point motorist was cited on Tuesday after rear ending a second
vehicle on I-80 in Lake County in what the Indiana State Police said was a
case of distracted driving.
According to police, at 9:51 a.m. Matthew S. Manoski, 32, was traveling on
I-80 at the 8 mile marker, west of Grant Street, when he looked down to
adjust his radio. When he looked up again, traffic had slowed and he rear
ended a work van driven by John Nadolski, 48, of Portage, police said.
Nadolski was transported to Methodist Hospital in Gary for treatment of
non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Manoski—who was not injured—was cited for following too closely.
The ISP issued this reminder to motorists: “Distracted driving is any
activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task
of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and other motorist
Distractions include the following, police said:
•Using a cell phone or smartphone.
•Eating and drinking.
•Talking to passengers.
•Reading, including maps.
•Using a navigation system.
•Watching a video.
•Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player.
“Because looking away from the road ahead of you requires visual, manual,
and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming